All Good Music Festival Returns to W.Va. After Four Years

Jun 5, 2015

All Good Music Festival; Masontown, WV, 2007
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The All Good Music Festival makes its return to West Virginia this summer after four years, but the Jefferson County’s Planning and Zoning departments are still waiting for the necessary paperwork.

The All Good Music Festival was last seen in West Virginia in 2011 in Preston County where it was held for eight years. But after a vehicle accident in 2011 that left one woman dead and two others injured, the festival moved to Ohio where it stayed for two years.

The festival wasn’t held in 2014.

This year, the event is scheduled for July 9-11 at Berry Hill Farm in Summit Point. It’s estimated to attract up to 30,000 visitors. The Journal of Martinsburg reports, the festival was approved by the Jefferson County Board of Zoning Appeals, but only if its founders met specific safety, public health, and event security requirements.

Jennifer Brockman, the director of Jefferson County's Planning and Zoning departments, says she’s still waiting to receive proper documentation regarding water use and food waste.

Brockman also says a letter from the Jefferson County Commission to the West Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board endorsing the alcoholic beverage license for the event was rejected by the ABC commissioner, who said the application for the permit was incomplete.

Brockman says if the necessary paperwork isn’t received in the next two weeks, the festival won’t go on.